Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
by Donna Punt - Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:32 AM

ROMS Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Morning Radio News @ 9:05 am

Math Challengers: Reminder of the Grade 8 Math Challengers meeting on today at lunch in Miss Cottier's room.  Please bring your blue duo tang and your permission form for the competition on Friday, February 17th.

Anyone interested in playing chess at lunch can come to room 130 on today during the lunch recess.  All students and skill levels are welcome. (run until at least spring break)

Chill Zone: A friendly reminder to Chill Zone members to meet same place and same time today. 

Eagles Club: Eagles club meets today during block 3 and advisory in the green conference room. Bring your lunch. See Ms. Noel if you have any questions.

The Opera: There is a quick meeting at 1:16 in the Band room for all the students who are going to the opera on Tuesday.

Science Challengers:
Are you interested in science? If you would like to learn about topics not covered in class and you would be willing to compete for Royal Oak at a competition at Uvic, please come to an important information meeting at lunch recess on Wednesday February 15th in Room 130.

Canteen today: On sale at recess -Chili, cookies & hot chocolate.

Pizza Day tomorrow - $2.50 per slice



Volleyball for both grade 6/7 boys teams will go ahead later today, with the 6/7 competitive team playing here at ROMS and the Rec team playing at North Saanich.

Teams that had games canceled this week are directed to look at lowerislandschoolsports.ca for the undated game schedule.

Thursday’s ROMS TV Announcements

Good afternoon Royal Oak! Here are the News stories you have been waiting for. This is 751 News and Today is Thursday, February 9

Do you know that paper originated from China

Did you also know the film 'Mary Poppins' was filmed entirely indoors

1) The forecast tells us that we will have clouds and rain showers with a warmer temperature of 9 degrees. Spring is coming!! Keep fingers crossed.

2) You had to have liked the snow two days over this week!! No school on a Monday & Tuesday morning, what a treat! Always Tune in to CFAX radio or look at the District Web page to find out if schools are open or closed.

3) Health Fact:

In recent times there has been a drop in the amount of physical activity both adults and children do. Some of the reasons for this include new technologies that require less physical labour and increased time watching TV. It has been suggested that at least 60% of the world’s population doesn’t do enough exercise.

4) Please help keep our school grounds clean. They have been cleaned by several classes going out and picking up litter. On Feb 23, the hallway with the cleanest zone goes first for pizza!

4) We are now well into term 2. Be sure to check with your teachers to see how you are doing and to see if you are missing any assignments.

5) And for today’s joke of the day:

Q: What’s the different between a cat and a comma?

A: A cat has claws at the end of paws; A comma is a pause at the end of a clause.

That concludes our TV news cast! Please join us tomorrow for further breaking news stories here on the Kool RO 751 News!

Thanks for making ROMS TV your station! If it is happening, it is hear on 751 TV


Proposed Calendars for 2017/18 and 2018/19:

Proposed 2017/18 and 2018/19 School Calendars for Public Feedback:

The Saanich Board of Education is pleased to share the proposed school calendars for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Based on feedback in previous years, Saanich School District #63 has collaborated with Greater Victoria School District #61 and Sooke School District #62 to align school calendar dates wherever possible.

Link to the district page: https://www.sd63.bc.ca/news/2017-01/proposed-201718-and-201819-school-calendars-public-feedback

Remember to visit pour school website for current information royaloak.sd63.bc.ca

Re: Student Absences or Late

If you know your child will be late or absent please remember to let the school and teachers know ASAP via: email: <span style="font-variant:normal;"><span style="font-weight:normal;">mailto:romssafearrival@sd63.bc.ca</span></span></span> or call: 250-479-0999 (24 hours per day)

PAC Review:

The planning has begun for this years Grade 8 Farewell. This year's theme will be "Sunset Beach Theme". We will hold the next meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 pm in the Learning Commons. We would welcome any of you to share your ideas before February 9th so that we could consider them in developing the plan. Please forward your ideas tolbartle@shaw.ca or wigngig@telus.net. We look forward to receiving your ideas.



The District of Saanich, Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a second public event on Tuesday, February 21 at Lochside Elementary School, 1145 Royal Oak Drive, between 4 – 8pm.

Draft concept plans will be made available, they reflect the feedback we received from the first event, from the associated on line survey, and from visits to various schools. Feedback from the event on the 21st will be used to finalize a plan for the park.

This is an open house and people may drop in anytime between 4 - 8pm, pre-registration not required. An on line survey will run from Feb 21-March 7. More information in on our website at saanich.ca/parks.